An innovative group of strip club dancers has started a food delivery service after their club was forced to close due to coronavirus.
Like other restaurants and bars across the US, the Lucky Devil Lounge in Portland, Oregon, had no choice but to shut its doors in a bid to help stop the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
However, under the law imposed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown, dining establishments can still sell take-out orders or delivery. And it was the birth of Boober Eats PDX, a home delivery service unlike any other you’ve ever tried.
Customers can order anything they like from the Lucky Devil Lounge from 7 pm to 1 am, with favourite dishes including steak bites, chicken fingers and mini corndogs. Delivery rates will usually be $30, but this will vary depending on how far from the Lucky Devil Lounge a person is staying.
The food looks just like we all need delicious, tummy-warming things right now, and you can even order a few beers from the menu to wash it down.
Unlike every other takeaway you’re frequenting right now, however, meals are hand delivered by a pair of strippers; they both wear the kind of uniforms that would certainly not go down well at Pizza Hut.
Boober Eats started offers ‘ food with a side of boobs’ as a Facebook joke created by club owner Shon Boulden. However, after people started to inquire earnestly how they could order, Boulden realized that a strong business idea had actually come up.
Speaking with Oregon Live, Boulden said:
All the calls, the people are just fun and giddy. Often for someone, it’s a shock, sometimes it’s a birthday, sometimes it’s people who are stoned really.
That’s all nuts. We were turning our one company into a completely different business style.
Reportedly, Boulden is seeking to keep as many employees as possible working during the shutdown. Kitchen workers have been cooking delivery orders, while bartenders are working the phones and updating social media accounts.
Approximately 25 dancers worked on this new service, and a security guard escorts them to delivery spots. Of course, customers are not permitted to contact the dancers.
As with many lines of work, the coronavirus pandemic has had a dismaying effect for the dancers of the Lucky Devil Lounge. Previously, they may have made up to several hundred dollars in just one evening, but are now pulling in earnings close to minimum wage.
Kiki, who has just begun her work with Boober Eats, told Oregon Live:
Losing this job is devastating. For the majority of us, it’s been an almost complete loss of income. I’m here to support my friends and try to keep a profit balance as best we can.
Strip club dancers in the US are known as independent contractors as opposed to staff, meaning that they are not usually considered candidates for unemployment benefits.
You can place an order online from Boober Eats, or by calling 503-206-7350.